M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste ├ęchte stappen in het digitale landschap. Ons doel is met behulp van nieuwe media de kunstwerken nog beter te kaderen dan we tot nu toe hebben kunnen doen.

We geven momenteel prioriteit aan smartphones en tablets, m.a.w. de in-museum-ervaring. Maar we zijn evenzeer hard aan het werk aan een veelzijdige desktop-versie. Tot het zover is vind je hier deze tussenversie.

M HKA goes digital

Embracing the possibilities of new media, M HKA is making a particular effort to share its knowledge and give art the framework it deserves.

We are currently focusing on the experience in the museum with this application for smartphones and tablets. In the future this will also lead to a versatile desktop version, which is now still in its construction phase.

The Pitch, 1996

Video, 00:05:00.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK7336_M259).

Mark Lewis’s artistic practice refers simultaneously to the realms of visual art and classic film – his film installation often references the history of narrative film, but are simultaneously too static, too ‘sculptural,’ to be fully appreciated as film. Oftentimes they merely show or deploy the technical possibilities of film rather than the logic of narration that we have come to expect from them. In Lewis’s video The Pitch zooming out of the camera becomes the only movement in the visually static picture. The artist himself is depicted in the middle of the picture reading the text in which he tells a story of the ‘extras’, the unnamed armies of so-called supernumeraries without whom thousands of films would appear desperately empty. Indeed, in any grand narrative, the citizens are merely extras.

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Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: When Faith Moves Mountains. PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, 17 July 2022 - 09 October 2022.

> Exhibition: Worth Fighting For. Oskar Jager Strasse 97-99, Keulen, 14 November 2022 - 14 December 2022.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Oratorio for Prepared Video - Player.

> Ensemble: Worth Fighting For.

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> Ensemble: Individualism.